Sunday, July 7, 2019

RIP Artur Brauner

Berlin film producer Artur Brauner has died

He was a legend of German cinema: The Berlin film producer Artur Brauner died on Sunday at the age of 100 years. This reports the "Bild" newspaper, citing his family.


Berlin film producer Artur Brauner is dead. As reported by the  "Bild" newspaper  citing his family, he died on Sunday. Brauner would have turned 101 on August 1st.

Like no one else, Artur "Atze" Brauner had shaped German post-war cinema. His CCC founded in 1946 in Berlin-Spandau is the oldest still active production company in Germany. In the CCC studios stars such as Romy Schneider, Heinz Rühmann, Curd Jürgens, OW Fischer, Peter Alexander and Caterina Valente. Brauner's films include "Dr. Mabuse", "Girl in Uniform" and "The Tiger of Eschnapur".

Artur - actually Abraham - Brauner was born on 1 August 1918 in the Polish Łódź. The son of bourgeois-Jewish home survived the Second World War because he hid in the woods. The largest part of his family, however, fell victim to the mass murderer.

His future wife Maria, daughter of a Jewish theater director in Lviv, survived the persecution by the Nazis with Aryan papers. Brauner was married to her for over 70 years until her death in December 2017.

Brauner was known to Western fans with his association of the Winnetou film series in the 1960s. His contribution to the western genre will not be forgotten. RIP.

BRAUNER, Artur (Abraham Brauner)
Born: 8/1/1918, Łódź, Kingdom of Poland
Died: 7/7/2019, Germany

Artur Brauner’s westerns – producer:
In the Wild West – 1964 [producer]
Apache's Last Battle – 1964 [producer]
A Place Called Glory – 1965 [producer]
Pyramid of the Sun God – 1965 [producer]
Treasure of the Aztecs – 1965 [producer]
Prairie-Saloon (TV) – 1966 [executive producer]
Who Killed Johnny R.? – 1966 [producer]
Shalako – 1968 [producer]
Winnetou and Shatterhand in the Valley of Death – 1968 [producer]
Pistolen-Jenny (TV) – 1969 [producer]
Alaska Kid (TV) – 1993 [producer]

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